The Father of Modern Adventure Travel - PBS filmmaker, author and co founder of Expedia, Sobek Mountain Travel and more, shares his latest adventures with Sandy Dhuyvetter
Consummate World Traveler, Richard Bangs joins Sandy on TravelTalkRADIO
Richard Bangs joins Sandy Dhuyvetter to discuss his latest travels to Northern Ireland.
Their discussion leads the way to stories about the Titanic and it's origins. Richard talks about the rebirthing of Belfast and the future for the ships birthplace.
Sandy asks Richard about his writings and TV work and how he produces and travels almost nonstop. Audiences find a glimpse into this modern day adventure travel legend.
Travelers interested in an exotic adventure and the opportunity to travel with Richard, might want to consider the Zanskar River in Ladakh, India. Join Richard as he and friends set out to run the Zanskar this August. For more information call Carrie at 1-800-346-6277 Ext. 4786
Richard also discusses taking the first tourist to North Korea this September. If you would like more information about this trip, take a listen at:
About Richard Bangs:
Richard Bangs has often been called the father of modern adventure travel. He has spent 30 years as an explorer, leading first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa. During that period he founded Sobek Expeditions, the first multi-national river running company and the pioneering outfitter for global active wilderness travel.
Author and Producer
Richard has published more than 1000 magazine articles, 19 books, a score of documentaries, several CD-ROMs, and all manner of digital media. He has lectured at the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club and many other notable venues. He writes a semi-regular feature for HuffingtonPost.com, occasionally freelances for other print and online publications, and produces and hosts “Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose, as seen on national public television.
In the early 1990s Sobek merged with Mountain Travel to become Mountain Travel-Sobek (mtsobek.com), then as now a leader in international adventure and eco-travel. He began TerraQuest, one of the first online travel projects, and went on to Microsoft as founder and editor-in-chief of Mungo Park, a pioneering interactive publishing effort. He was part of the founding executive team of Expedia.com, and served as its Editor-at-Large. He was creator and publisher of Expedia Travels Magazine (published in partnership with Ziff-Davis), executive producer of Expedia Radio, and founder and executive director of Expedia Cafes.